As the Toronto Marlies, down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, approach Game 6 against the Charlotte Checkers, there is no shortage of confidence within the Leafs’ AHL affiliate.
“We got confidence in this group,” Trevor Moore told reporters after the Marlies’ 4-1 loss in Game 5. “We really believe that we can win two games in Charlotte.”
These Marlies–who battled everything from call-ups, injuries and departures throughout the 2018-2019 regular season, only to go on an improbable 7-0-0-0 through the first two rounds of the playoffs— are no strangers to adversity. The Marlies have thrived off being the underdog during this years’ playoffs and as their backs are pressed up against the wall, they’re focused on winning two straight games, rather than losing one and packing it in for the summer.
“We can’t look past this game,” said Adam Brooks. ” [It’s about] just going out and make sure you do your job every shift. It might be cliché but you’ve just got to control what you can control.”
Comprised of a nucleus that features 12 returning players from last years’ championship run, many of these Marlies have been here before.
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Author: Jacob Stoller / The Leafs Nation